What kind of impact can Jeremy Tyler have on the Knicks?

Harris Decker

On Tuesday against the Boston Celtics, Jeremy Tyler recorded his best game in the NBA. While he played great, scoring 17 points, pulling down five rebounds and adding two blocked shots, much of his production came with the game well in hand. The question moving forward is what type of player Tyler can be for the Knicks?

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Tyler was a guy that people around the NBA have been excited about before, and when he signed with the Knicks over the summer, it was thought that he’d be a possible impact player once he returned from foot surgery in September. He made his Knicks debut on January 5 against the Mavericks, playing just 47 seconds. Since then, he’s seen very limited playing time, but when he’s been in, he’s played well, culminating in his career night on Tuesday.

Currently, Tyler is averaging 8.6 minutes per game and has seen time in 10 games this season. But what kind of player is Jeremy Tyler? Standing at 6’10” and backed by 260 pounds, he’s a nice crossover center or power forward. With the injuries continuing to mount for the Knicks, Tyler has given him time to rest while being more than just a pushover big. The major thing I’ve seen from him is energy. For a guy that’s 6’10”, he plays with a tremendous amount of fire, keeping his hands moving and sticking with faster guards on switches.

His ability to score is still in question. He’s scored more than 10 points just 9 times in his two and a half years in the league. As far as style goes, he’s great in the post. Knicks fans got a glimpse of Tyler during the summer league when he scored 20 points against the Clippers (see clip below). In that game, we saw him work the post and use a really smooth hook shot repeatedly. He’s also able to hit shots from almost anywhere inside the 3-point arc.

So what type of potential does Tyler have for the Knicks? Coming into the season, there were at least 5 guys ahead of him on the depth chart including Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, Amare Stoudemire, Kenyon Martin and Andrea Bargnani. Injuries have given Tyler an opportunity and it will be interesting to see if he’s able to capitalize and launch his career. After all, he is just 22.




146 comments
dagawd
dagawd

Knicks should win this easily

dagawd
dagawd

Game thread game be posted after the game


Sorry for the inconvenience 

rkj473
rkj473

Wonder if there's going to be a game thread for today's game.

rkj473
rkj473

Knicks brought in Beno to play in the 2-pg lineup, then the go away from it, now they are going back to it and Beno is not going to see time on the floor.  


That's gotta suck for Beno.

rkj473
rkj473

@HerringWSJ


"Woodson on the small lineup: "It works. I don't even know that I'll go away from it this time."


~ Smh Welcome to the 2014 season coach, glad you finally made it. Fans have been waiting.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

Alan Hahn

JR Smith gets the start in place of injured Iman Shumpert (day to day). Rest of starters remains same.


buddhabing
buddhabing

With all the international players and underdeveloped 1 and done college players opting for the NBA before they are ready there is a plethora of talent that is unclaimed ,ready to be plucked by smart NBA front offices with skilled talent evaluators. That's why late 1st round and 2nd round picks aren't as valuable as they seem. You can acquire similar talent from the DLeague or from the waiver wire if you are smart. That's why i'm starting to think maybe that 1st rounder for Lowry wouldn't be such a bad decision on Knicks part. Didn't agree with it initially but i'm starting to think it may not be bad move.

knicks
knicks

Stick with the original plan fellas, 2015. That's it. Build around Melo and yea, kinda SHUT UP!!! till then dumb Knick fans. If something beneficial falls in our laps, the organization will obviously pounce.

The "Blow it up talk" has to cease.

dagawd
dagawd

He's a reptilian 

rkj473
rkj473

@Jerry Gee You would think he should, considering the options to guard Irving is Felton or Prigs.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@rkj473 When I read that I wanted to smash my iphone...


The stupidity just has no limits.

knicks
knicks

Here come the "why don't we start Timmy?" calls...

Just hold off till we see the outcome of this game Swish haters...just relaxxx.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@buddhabing 

A first round pick is a player you can lock up for many years. The Knicks have THJR for the next 5 years. If you want to get players off the waiver wire, there is no certainty you can keep them when you are over the apron like the Knicks. We lost Copeland and Lin for nothing. If they were 1st round picks, we would have had them cheap.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Reilly Thomas Cleveland has complete control over him for the foreseeable future.

He'll become an RFA and can match any offer that comes in.

Irving can cry all he wants (he's been moping around for a while), but he's stuck in Cleveland.

Cleveland FO better haul @ss and make some moves before the deadline to make the team better, but they're not gonna let another franchise player pull a Lebron.

knicks
knicks

Oh we know lol ;)

Been waiting for this news to finally break. How long could he last in Cleveland anyways? Why would he want Lebron to come back and save the day? He's from Jersey. Kyrie bring yo azz home knicka

edb7777
edb7777

@Jerry GeeNo way he's risking $130M on one season.  If he got hurt...nobody would make that kinda gamble.

zebeto
zebeto

@Jerry Gee....lol...perkins would be like the 3th string PF/C ........cmon man , that aint a deal breaker.

rkj473
rkj473

@Jerry Gee @rkj473 I'm really interested to see how he handles the rotations tonight. 


When he subs Pablo out early, I assume THjr comes in for him, but What lineup starts the second then if JR, Melo, Chandler on the bench.


Does he go Pablo, Aldrich, Tyler, Thjr and Metta? Idk that lineup sucks.

rkj473
rkj473

@Jerry Gee @rkj473 Lol not sure he's drinking anything. I say he reverts back if everyone is healthy.

knicks
knicks

Relax. Seniority still exists, contrary to the maturity levels in play here.

rkj473
rkj473

@Jerry Gee Lol that could be a possibility. I would like to see a unit of Pablo-Murry-THjr-Metta-Tyler get a couple minutes.


It might be a terrible lineup though, but it cannot be worst than the Amare-Bargs front court.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@OLDKNICK @VerySilentJay @rkj473 I think this goes beyond stubborn. It's just plain moronic.

The dude went small last season and had the best season of his career, and then magically shifts away from this...

Logic?

Me says no. 

Reilly Thomas
Reilly Thomas

They can succeed because they have guts. Players don't come like thay anymore

edb7777
edb7777

@Jerry Geelol---I agree with you though.  He needs to sell people on the Garden.  Even Kobe and MJ said it was a special place to succeed.

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Jerry Gee Only if Cleveland chooses to ignore any offers that Iring receives, because, once again, he's a RFA. 

Cleveland will decide what happens.

Players under rookie contracts become FA's only after the team who owns their rights chooses not to extend the player upon that first contract.

Knicks_Fanatic
Knicks_Fanatic

@Jerry Gee 

The Cavs will make the qualifying offer to Irving for the 2015 season and will be able to match any offer. 

VerySilentJay
VerySilentJay

@Jerry Gee @VerySilentJay @Reilly Thomas Sure, he can ask for a S&T, but as long as his rights belong to Cleveland, which they do and will remain so for the next couple of years, all Irving can do is complain and publicly request a trade.

It's up to Cleveland whether they want to trade him or not.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@Jerry Gee @SheSaidSpikeWho @edb7777 


So, what if he has already decided he's going to opt-out and re-sign for less money? Wouldn't that show that a title is important as well as achieving financial security? 


Of course, that involves trusting the FO.

Mr.Boots
Mr.Boots

@SheSaidSpikeWho I would have to assume that Melon would opt for the mopey and the longer contract or its security. Given what I posted the other night about LBJ, Bosh, and other players opting for three year deals, and signing new contracts the year before the CBA expired as opposed to Melo signing a four year deal and then having to force a trade to get a new contract before the lockout, I'd say it is about security in his mind.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@Jerry Gee @SheSaidSpikeWho @edb7777 


Now, that is subjective. Melo may hold long-term financial security for his family in a higher regard than the chance at a championship a year or so down the line (of which there is no guarantee he will achieve) as well as the risk of getting seriously hurt during the opt-in year, thereby losing the chance of signing the contract he's looking for AND a shot at a championship.


Or, he may decide to go the route you're suggesting. There are benefits and drawbacks to both options.  

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@Jerry Gee @SheSaidSpikeWho @edb7777 


I hear what you're saying and it has it's benefits because 2015 is when everyone is off the books and it can all align if Melo opts in...as was said though, it is a risk. 


It's not nonsense....it's what most players do if they are able. No agent would advise what you're suggesting. Of course, Melo has the final say so who knows what he decides. Players have to look out for their future though. 

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@Jerry Gee @edb7777 


Of course that can always happen but at least in that case, he can opt in for his final year and still get his guaranteed $20 mill...whether he can physically play or not.

edb7777
edb7777

@Jerry Gee@edb7777This year he could choose not to opt out and still get his guaranteed $20M next year.  If he gets hurt next year he get nothing.

SheSaidSpikeWho
SheSaidSpikeWho

@Jerry Gee @edb7777 


What he means is: if Carmelo does what you're suggesting, he's taking a major risk. What if he has a significant injury in that final contract year? He would never get the money that he's currently looking for. By opting out and signing a likely 5 yr contract, he has guaranteed money no matter what.

edb7777
edb7777

@Jerry Gee@edb7777He can cash in for $130M this season by opting out.  If he doesn't opt out and gets hurt next year he loses most or all of that.  That's a big gamble on his health.

zebeto
zebeto

@Jerry Gee@zebeto..2 reasons why you do this .........1 ...he solves our PG and second scoring option to melo IMMEDIATLY .


2..He will most def keep melo in NY !

zebeto
zebeto

@Jerry Gee@zebeto...2 out of those 3 players are on borrowed time anyways........chandler is all of a sudden expendable,and next year is on a expiring contract , and Felton ,ITS OBVIOUS us fans dont like too much , dudes a Backup PG .........we'll be giving up shump and possibly a 1st rounder. essentially .